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Natural Health Remedies, organized by the complaint. Please note that if you choose to help your body heal by using any of these remedies, it is important that you still have to seek help with a qualified health advisor, such as a doctor, as well, because everyone's body is unique. It is good to take responsibility for your own health but make sure that you are informed by many different sources, before taking action.

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Degenerative Joint Disease
Dehydration
Dementia
Depression
Dermatitis
Diabetes
Diarrhea
Digestive Problems
Dysbiosis

Ear Infection
Ebola
Eczema
Edema
Emotional Control Problems
Endometriosis
Endocrine Problems
Epilepsy
Estrogen Dominance
Estrogen Deficiency
Eyesight, Poor

A, B, C, F-G, H, I-J, K-L, M, N-O, P-Q, R, S, T-Z

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Degenerative Joint Disease

Dr. Mercola recommends ozone therapies for degenerative joint disease. (6)

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Dehydration

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During my diet experiments, I found two less-well-known candidates for causing dehydration: too much fiber, and too few carbohydrates. I'm not sure which one (or both) was the cause of dehydration, but you can read more in these articles: Fiber Can Cause Dehydration and Carbohydrates Increase Energy.

Dehydration can be linked to restless feet, hot flushes, brain fog, tiredness, hormone imbalances, premature aging, addictions, and almost any other problems in the body and mind. The most common cause of headaches is dehydration. Also, if you are constipated, the first remedy should be to drink more water.

A high-quality water source will make it easier to become hydrated. Also, adequate natural salt, surprisingly enough, is important for hydration (even though too much of and the wrong kind of salt is dehydrating). The same is true of other minerals. Stay away from diuretics, such as caffeine and alcohol, as well as from dehydrating foods, such as sugar.

Sweating a lot (baths, saunas, exercise), being in a hot environment, salty sea air, and central heating (processed air) can increase the body's need for water.

According to a Chinese Doctor, kidney weakness may be behind the body's fluid imbalances - use herbs and lifestyle changes to strengthen the kidneys. She also says that stress causes bad kind of heat in the body which increases the body's need for fluids.

If you need inspiration on staying well-hydrated, read: Cellular Awakening (book summary).

Diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and other conditions can make you more thirsty than usual as well.

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Dementia

Read: "Dementia on the G8 Agenda: The Good, the Bad, and the Encouraging News" (external link). The article suggests that healthy food, i.e. diet rich in vegetables and low in meat, is better than drugs to fight dementia. It also quotes a research study which found that supplementing with 2000 IU of vitamin E per day slowed the decline of the disease. Those taking vitamin E also functioned significantly better in daily life.

The above article also states that 70% of those with dementia have Alzheimer's. You may also wish to read the entry here on Alzheimer's disease natural remedies.

This article is relevant to dementia generally, and not only to Alzheimer's: Diabetes Type 3

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Depression

Depression is a complicated problem with potentially some very simple solutions.

Depression, especially in pre-menopausal or postmenopausal women can also be due to estrogen deficiency. See: "Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps" for a general discussion on women's hormone imbalances, their causes and how to remedy these naturally.

Spending time in nature and exercise have both shown to be very helpful in reducing depression. And at least in milder cases of depression meditation can be very beneficial, as it boosts the brain's 'happy hormones'.

Bright light has not only been shown to help seasonal affective disorder (winter-time depression) but also other types of depression. Natural daylight and full-spectrum light sources are the best in this case. Read also the entry on seasonal affective disorder.

According to Dr. Lawrence Wilson, high levels of toxic calcium in the body may be linked to depression, emotional numbness, psychological withdrawal, sexual numbness and lowered awareness level. He calls this 'calcium shell'. (9)

Copper toxicity or copper deficiency may be a contributing factors. See also: Brain Allergies.

Psilocybin of magic mushrooms has been shown to treat depression and other mental health problems. Read more on this topic under anxiety.

In the documentary Food Matters Dr. Andrew W Saul gave the following example of niacin therapy on a suicidally depressed person. She was advised to take 3,000mg of niacin per day or as much as was needed. She got up to 11,500 mg of niacin per day and the depression disappeared. When she stopped taking niacin the depression came back.

Read also: Book: 'The Vitamin Cure for Depression' by Bo Jonsson and Andrew W Saul. Brief summary here (external link).

Dr. Mercola and many other doctors highlights the importance of gut health in overcoming depression. See: intestinal dysbiosis. Intestinal dysbiosis is often an important component, if not a full cause, of depression. Mental health and gut health are very closely linked - do an internet search for 'intestinal dysbiosis depression' and 'the gut is your second brain' to understand this better. Note that systemic candida overgrowth may be an underlying cause of both intestinal dysbiosis and depression.

"Depressed patients with low folic acid levels that do not respond well to anti-depressants often improve significantly with folic acid supplementation. High B12 levels are similarly associated with improved outcome in depression." - Dr. Raymond J Pataracchia on Alternativementalhealth.com, "Orthomolecular treatment for Depression, Anxiety & Behavior Disorders"

See also natural health remedy entries for adrenal fatigue, adrenal insufficiency, burnout, mental health problems and tiredness.

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Dermatitis

Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. It can be caused by systemic candida overgrowth among other things.

See also natural health remedy entries for skin conditions and inflammation.

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Diabetes

Book: "There is a Cure for Diabetes" by Dr. Gabriel Cousens

Also you may wish to attend or visit the website of Dr Cousens' Tree of Life Health Center and their Diabetes Recovery Programme ( treeoflifecenterus.com/diabetes-recovery-program ).

Watch the documentary: Raw for 30 Days, which shows how people were able to get off insulin following a raw food diet. Type 1 diabetics improved on the diet as well, although Type 2 diabetics got faster and better results.

Dr. Brian Clement explains in a You Tube video entitled: "Diabetes, Sugar Addiction and Other Diseases" that Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease and can be healed by a low-fat, low-sugar diet, while following the Hippocrates Health Institute's recommended (raw food) diet. Type 1 Diabetes, he says, can sometimes be reversed but not always. But even those who can't reverse it will gain better health and be possibly able to reduce insulin, according to him. One of the causes of Type 1 diabetes, he says, are mothers being gluten-intolerant or having Celiac Disease while pregnant.

In another video ("How to Eliminate Sugar Addiction") Dr. Clement quotes research results that maybe upward of 40% of the people who have type 1 diabetes have an allergy to gluten or celiac disease. So, he says, watch out what you eat in the form of grains and even if you're eating raw grains, go to the heavier protein ones, like millet and quinoa and taf. Any cooked grain, wholegrain or not, should be out of your diet, according to Dr. Clement.

Although both Dr. Clement and Dr. Cousens recommend a raw food and low-sugar diet, Dr. Gabriel Cousens' diet seems to allow for more fat consumption.

For information on diabetic circulatory problems, look into Dr. Matthias' Rath's work on Dr. Rath Health Foundation website.

Please note also that a mycoplasma infection may be a causative factor in Type II diabetes.

In the juice fasting documentary: 'Superjuice Me' (summary here), some people juice fasting for 28-days report improvements in diabetes symptoms. I wouldn't recommend this approach without a doctor's supervision, however, since especially fruit juices, but also vegetable juices can be too sugary for many with insulin resistance and/or diabetes.

Doctoryourself.com: "Ways to Make Nutritional Progress Against Diabetes" by Dr. Andrew W. Saul

Note that according to Jeffrey McCombs (a candida expert) diabetes-like symptoms may be linked to systemic candida overgrowth.

Read also, as relevant: Type 3 Diabetes: Alzheimer's Disease

Read also: natural health remedy entries for insulin resistance, carbohydrate sensitivity, food intolerance.

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Diarrhea

Sometimes diarrhea can be a sign of a serious illness and doctor's help should be sought at first instance. It can be also caused by food poisoning, a stomach flu, laxatives, or too much of certain foods or natural herbs (e.g. prune juice or senna).

Chronic diarrhea may be linked to intestinal dysbiosis, systemic candida overgrowth, food allergies or intolerances, among other things.

For someone with diarrhea, it is very important to ensure enough liquids and electrolyte minerals, as these are lost through body fluids.

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Digestive Problems

Candida overgrowth and intestinal dysbiosis are typical problems often underlying conditions like leaky-gut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.

Food intolerances, allergies, and stress can be a major causes of digestive disturbances.

Gut health has been increasingly linked with mental health also.

Parasites are a major cause of stomach pain and other digestion-related problems.

"Heartburn, gas, bloating, constipation and general indigestion are often the first signs of problems related to mineral deficiencies and imbalances, poor protein digestion, sodium deficiency and calcium excess in over 90 percent of patients." - Robert Thompson, MD, and Kathleen Barnes in (book): "The Calcium Lie II: What Your Doctor STILL Doesn't Know". They advice that these interlinked problems can be gradually resolved with ionic mineral supplementation, ideally informed by HTMA mineral analysis performed by Trace Elements Inc (lab), and by secondary means of good diet and individually-tailored supplementation of wholefood based vitamins. 90% of people also need to eat more sea salt (Celtic), to counter sodium deficiency, they advice. Read also: Benefits of rock salt. (Note: Normal table salt is chemical poison.)

See also, as relevant, natural health remedy entries for: gut and psychology syndrome (GAPS), diarrhea, inflammation, abdominal bloating, acid reflux, heartburn, autism, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, infections, bad breath, carbohydrate sensitivity, constipation, flatulence (gas), inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal permeability, metabolic syndrome, nausea, overweight, belly fat, parasites, stomach ache, ulcerative colitis.

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Dysbiosis

See: Intestinal dysbiosis.

Ear Infection Home Remedy

Colloidal silver may be helpful for this, a drop in each ear. But please research the type of colloidal silver to use to ensure it's safe before trying this.

I have also heard that a piece of garlic placed in the ear can help. Be careful, don't make the garlic piece too small as to go inside the ear because it may harmful or difficult to get out. The garlic should be like an earplug, visible and only slightly inside the ear.

I suspect the reason both of these work is because they are natural antibiotics.

See also: natural health remedy for infections.

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Ebola

Read: Is Vitamin C an Ebola Cure in Megadoses?

Important information on Ebola virus and how to increase your chances of survival in the case of an Ebola outbreak near you. Preparedness, natural antivirals, how to strengthen your immune system, isolation and self-sufficiency, basic essentials, how to prevent exposure and how to prevent getting infected.

In the following article Dr. Mercola features Dr. Robert Rowen and his quest to heal ebola in Sierra Leone using oxidation therapies: Ozone Therapy: A Possible Answer to Ebola? (external link)

See also: natural health remedy for viral infections.

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Eczema

Jeffrey McCombs states that eczema can be caused by systemic candida overgrowth.

Helpful short-term remedies may be: coconut oil, sea salt spray, sea water, sunlight (or sunbed) and magnesium baths. Longer-term probiotics may help to improve gut health and overcome intestinal dysbiosis which may be linked to skin problems. Addressing gut health and any digestive issues in general may be key to eliminating this problem for good.

Note that both eczema and digestive problems can flare up with stress.

See also: natural health remedy for skin conditions.

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Edema

Edema, also called oedema, is a condition where too much fluid is retained in the body's tissues and cavities and usually manifests as swelling in all or some parts of the body. It can be caused by injury or inflammation. To rule out chronic conditions requiring medical care (e.g. dangerous infections, heart disease, burns, liver disease, other illnesses, kidney disease, etc.) please consult your doctor, first of all. Mild edema is common during pregnancy.

For a discussion on less severe causes of edema, swelling and puffiness, as well as natural remedies, please see: water retention.

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Emotional Control Problems

How to Control Anger and Moodiness

Natural health remedies for mental health problems and stress.

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Endometriosis

"Endometriosis involves series 2 prostaglandins. It should, therefore, be helpful to add [omega 3] fatty acids from flax or fish to the diet to down-regulate excessive PG2 production. Often, candida is involved in endometriosis. This should be treated. Soybean products and flax may also be helpful. [..]

"Nutrient enrichment and better nutritional balance, improved life-style, and detoxification should improve endometriosis. More research is needed."

- Udo Erasmus in Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill, pp. 350-351

See also, natural health remedy entries for: hormonal problems, women and menstrual cramps.

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Endocrine Problems

Please read natural health remedy entries, as relevant, for: hormone imbalance, women's hormone imbalances, adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, liver weakness, etc.

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Epilepsy

Vitamin D3 supplementation, raw food diet, and eliminating MSG have shown some promise in helping this condition. Food allergies and mineral and other nutritional deficiencies (see: 'brain allergies') should definitely be tested for, and all processed foods eliminated, in favour of organic wholefoods - to eliminate all symptoms caused by chemicals.

Copper toxicity may also be a factor.

Dr. Coca in his book the Pulse Test, mentions symptoms of epilepsy as potential food intolerance symptoms.

Naturalhealthnews.com reported that the herb Valerian can be very helpful for epilepsy.

Read also: natural health remedy entry for nervous system disorders.

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Estrogen Dominance

See: "Natural remedies for menstrual cramps" for a discussion on women's hormone imbalances, their causes and how to remedy these naturally.

Copper toxicity can raise estrogen levels.

See also, as relevant, natural health remedy entry for menstrual cramps.

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Estrogen Deficiency

See: "Natural remedies for menstrual cramps" for a discussion on women's hormone imbalances, their causes and how to remedy these naturally.

See also: natural health remedy entries for women's hormonal problems.

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Eyesight, Poor

Vitamin A is important for good eyesight. Many people are not able to get enough A vitamin from vegetables due to lack of enzymes. Supplementation or eating the liver of animals or liver oil of fish may be important. Synthetic A vitamins can be harmful, however.

Lutein is a carotenoid found in many green vegetables and is linked to improved eye and heart health. Eat green vegetables with butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter or avocado to improve the absorption of this nutrient in the digestive system.

Goji berries have and "extraordinary amount" of eye-health-improving carotenoid, zeaxanthin, according to David Wolfe (in Longevity Now). He says that recent research indicates that goji berries can help protect the eyesight of the elderly.

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Natural Health Remedies:

Natural Remedies - A

AIDS Abdominal Bloating Abdominal Fat Acid Reflux Acne Addiction Addiction to Cigarettes ADHD Adrenal Fatigue Adrenal Insufficiency Aggression Aging Alcoholism Allergies Alzheimer's Disease Anemia Anger Angina Anorexia Anxiety Arteriosclerosis Arthritis Asthma Aspergillus Mold Infection Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Autism Autoimmune Disorders

Natural Remedies - B

Bacterial Infections Bad Breath Brain Fog Back Pain Bee Sting Behavioral Difficulties Belly Fat Bipolar Disorder Bloated Belly Blood Clotting Blood Pressure, High Blood Sugar Imbalance Bone Density Loss Brain Tumor Breast Cancer Burnout

Natural Health Remedies - C

Caffeinism Calcifications Cancer Candiasis, Systemic Candida Yeast Infection Carbohydrate Sensitivity Cardiovascular Disease Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cataracts Cell-Wall Deficient Bacteria Cholesterol, Too High Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cigarette Addiction Cold Sore Colds, Common Colon Cancer Confidence Problems Constipation Copper Toxicity Cough Cravings for Alcohol Cravings for Food Cravings for Sugar Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Natural Remedies - D-E

Degenerative Joint Disease Dehydration Dementia Depression Dermatitis Diabetes Diarrhea Digestive Problems Dysbiosis Ear Infection Ebola Eczema Edema Emotional Control Problems Endocrine Problems Endometriosis Epilepsy Estrogen Dominance Estrogen Deficiency Eyesight, Poor

Health and Lifestyle Remedies - F-G

Fatigue Fear Fibrocystic Breast Disease Fibroids Fibromyalgia Flatulence Food Allergies Food Intolerance Gas General Health Problems Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS)

Natural Home Remedies - H

Hangover Headaches Heartburn Heart Disease Heart Palpitations Hepatitis Herpes Virus Heavy Metal Toxicity Hiccups HIV Hormonal Problems, Women Hormone Imbalance Hot Flashes Hyperthyroidism Hypoglycaemia Hypothyroidism

Home Remedies - I-J

Immune System, Weak Infections Infertility Inflammation Inflammatory Bowel Disease Influenza (Flu) Intracellular Bacteria Infections Insomnia Intestinal Dysbiosis Insulin Resistance Intestinal Permeability Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Jitters

Natural Health Remedies - K-L

Kidney Stones Leaky Gut Syndrome Leukemia Liver Weakness Low Blood Sugar Lung Cancer Lupus Lyme's Disease

Natural Remedies - M

Meniere's Disease Menopause Menstrual Cramps Menstrual Pain Mental Health Problems Metabolic Syndrome Migraines Mineral Deficiencies Mold Infection Moodiness Mosquito Bites Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Muscle Pain Mycoplasma Fermentans Infection

Natural Remedies - N-O

Nanobacteria Infections Nausea Neck Pain Nervous System Disorders Nervousness Nightmares Obesity Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Osteoporosis Overweight

Natural Health Remedies - P-Q

Pain Paranoia Parasites Parkinson's Disease Period Pain Phobias PMS Polio Post-Nasal Drip Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Prediabetes Premenstrual Syndrome Progesterone Deficiency Prostate Problems Psoriasis Psychosis Puffiness

Natural Remedies - R

Radiation Poisoning Red Eyes Restless Feet Restless Leg Syndrome Rheumatism Rheumatoid Arthritis Runny Nose

Natural Health Remedies - S

Scars Schizophrenia Sciatica Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Shingles Sinus Infection Sinusitis Skin Conditions Sleep Apnea Smoking Stagnation in the Body Stomach Ache Stomach Fat Stress Sugar Addiction Swelling Swine Flu

Natural Remedies - T-Z

Thirst Thyroid, Sluggish or Too Slow Tics Tinnitus Tiredness Tooth Decay Toothache Tourette's Syndrome Trauma Tuberculosis (TB) Tumors Ulcerative Colitis Vertigo Violence Viral Infections Water Retention

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